While Governor Steve Beshear is focused on the 2014 open enrollment for Kynect, Republicans have their eye on 2017.

Lawmakers in Frankfort heard from mental health advocates Wednesday about the effects of the state’s switch to Medicaid managed care.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Auditor Adam Edelen is expressing concerns about the Kentucky’s readiness to extend Medicaid coverage to 300,000 more Kentuckians next year. A review of the state’s managed care system shows an 8 percent drop since 2011 in Medicaid providers.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With Kentucky actively setting up its health insurance exchange, the final piece of compliance with the Affordable Care Act is a decision on Medicaid expansion.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - KentuckyOne Health, which includes the former St. Joseph Health System in Lexington, has dropped all contracts with Medicaid managed care organization CoventryCares.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count data book, a national report card ranking child well-being released Wednesday, placed Kentucky in the bottom fifteen states. But there are positive trends as well.